Most if not all of us have, in our time, have after a lot of effort, finally brought a much desired plant that after years of devoted care, grievously disappoints us by blooming and turning out to be something different and unwanted. In much rarer occasions, something brought casually turns out to be, unexpectedly, a much more desirable plant. A friend brought this plant as a hybrid, and it turned out to be Catt. dowiana var. Rosita, you can bet he wont be asking his money back. The fragrance is delightful, not as sweet as other Cattleyas, it has a fresh smell I would say reminiscent of perfumed soap.